Things have become really crazy in today’s government; the Republican Party is willing to destroy America’s credit rating, crash global and US stock markets, demolish employee’s 401K funds, put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work and most likely plunge us into a second great depression. Exactly what the Republicans wants, they don’t care about American’s poor or middle class they only care about getting bigger tax cuts/breaks for the top 2 percent of Americans (their benefactor). The more funds they can free up claiming deficit reduction the more money they can give away to big business, big oil, and super rich. All in the effort to blame President Obama in the attempts to make him a one term President, this is their number one plan; no matter what it cost the American people or our country.
Republicans have become the Party of “NO.” They will not vote yes on anything which may stimulate the economy; in fact they have voted “NO” on several job bills submitted by the President and the Democrats. Not only have they denied passing any new job bills, they have voted to eliminate current bills which are proven job creators. Now, they want to cut transportation and transit infrastructure funding, cutting it so deeply that it would eliminate a half a million jobs next year alone. The whole idea here is to get and keep as many people unemployed as possible before the 2012 election. This is not just a federal plan; all newly elected Republican Governors are using the same play book. These Governors were elected on their promises to create jobs, but instead have left in their wake massive job losses while passing ideologically driven budgets with major cuts to education, health care, other vital social services also trying to eliminate collective bargaining and crushing unions. Here’s a breakdown on how Republican Governors are stalling economic growth and keeping unemployment as high as possible. Let’s look at the top four (Walker, Kasich, Scott, and Snyder).
– Walker’s budget: According to UW-Madison economist study, more than 21,000 jobs will be lost.
– Kasich’s budget will cause the loss of more than 51,000 jobs.
– Scott’s budget would cost well over 14,000 jobs.
– Snyder’s budget cuts will eliminate nearly 15,000 education jobs.
Adding the 28,000 jobs lost from the refusal of Walker, Kasich, and Scott to accept Obama’s federal money and build high-speed rail in their states to the overall total and we are well above 100,000 jobs lost due to these 4 Governors alone. Additionally, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was asked during an interview if he thought pushing a partisan political agenda that included deep budget cut were worth it even if it cost a lot of job. He answered, “YES.” Republican Governors across this country are all willing to eliminate jobs; it has become a combined effort to keep unemployment as high as possible in order to blame President Obama and the Democrats.
Finally, someone in the Democratic Party has the backbone to stand up and state the obvious, New York U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer slammed Republicans, saying current stall tactics are costing the nation jobs and hampering efforts for an economic recovery. “Now it is becoming clear that insisting on a slash-and-burn approach may be part of this plan — and it has a double-benefit for Republicans,” Mr. Schumer said. “It is ideologically tidy and it undermines the economic recovery, which they think only helps them in 2012.” He also stated that “Republicans aren’t just opposing the president any more, they are opposing the economic recovery itself and all that means for America’s working and middle class families.” He seemed surprised that Republican maybe doing all of this to advance their agenda, everyone in America can see that, the only thing surprising about this is why don’t all Democrats see it?
Is there any reason why every Democrat in Congress and the Senate is not standing up and saying what everyone with any common sense all ready knows? Boehner, Cantor and McConnell will continue to sell the same old lie to America about how spending cuts will create jobs and build the economy. They are all willing to collapse our nation’s foundation for being the greatest nation on earth all because they hate the idea of an African-American in the white house. It’s not about what’s good for our nation, the Republicans don’t care about that, they only care about selling off and/or privatizing any and all social programs possible, turning everything over to big business, so they get richer and the rest of us lose everything.
There seems to be only one way to regain control of our nation from these fanatics, put things back on track and make America a great nation again as it should be. The upcoming 2012 elections we need to vote out of office every Republican/Teabaggers who supported Paul Ryan’s budget plan. Every Republicans in Congress and the Senate who voted to destroy Medicare, Medicaid, they now also want to privatize Social Security, no matter how they want to “phases it,” the destruction of these vital programs is their biggest goal. I can’t believe average middle class Republicans all want to throw away safety nets such as Medicare or Medicaid, are you all so rich that you can afford paying your own hospital and doctor bills alone? Can all middle class Republicans afford to have Mom or Dad move in with you and someone having to take care of them for the rest of their lives because there’s no Medicaid available to assist? There is an answer to all of this, vote these Republicans who want to eliminate the middle class life style out of office, they don’t deserve our loyalty they only want to destroy what we have and give it to the rich.
Mr. President why are you playing with these Republicans, they will never agree to anything, they will never be fair or bipartisan on anything you offer, the only thing they want from you is your Presidency. You need to stand strong and have alternate solutions to what they will not offer. If Republicans are unwilling to negotiate with the debt ceiling, then take all negotiations off the table entirely, use the powers granted you under the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. Next, end these wars; pull everyone out of Iraq by the end of end of this year (we should never had been there in the first place), then pull everyone out of Afghanistan by the end of 2012. Take all the money you will save (at least 100 billion) and invest in infrastructure rebuilding across this country where by putting millions of Americans back to work, and under no circumstances allow the Bush Tax Cuts to be renewed in 2012. You have the American people on your side Mr. President so use this leverage to your advantage and do the right thing for all Americans.
Another government function which needs to be corrected is the whole thing about requiring a super majority votes, this loophole needs to be discontinued with a straight up and down vote. Additionally the rules on filibustering needs to be eliminated entirely, why a government would allow a signal person to hold up an entire process. Look at what Rand Paul stated Sunday during an interview on C-SPAN, he announced a group of tea party Senators plans to filibuster raising the debt ceiling. How can we continue with this filibuster option when it only hurts our entire country? These loopholes to the standard up and down vote on issues only slow down the entire democratic process, no wonder Americans is always says nothing ever gets done in Washington, it’s got to stop.